Meet Texas' First Black Female Sheriff: Zena Stephans of Jefferson County - R.City Unlimited

Latest News

Meet Texas' First Black Female Sheriff: Zena Stephans of Jefferson County


BEAUMONT - While history was being made with the election of Donald Trump as president, Zena Stephens was making a little of her own in Southeast Texas by becoming the state's first black female sheriff.

In the March primary, Stephens knocked out the incumbent sheriff’s chief deputy, who was the favorite of law enforcement and had significantly outraised Stephens. In May, she bested an African-American constable in a runoff.
“I think it is important, because I never saw anybody who looked like me in this role, or as a police chief, when I was growing up,” said Stephens. “And so the idea, not just for girls but for any minority, that you can obtain these jobs at this level, I think that’s important. And it’s important for these jobs in law enforcement and any job to reflect the community they serve.” Read more here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

R.City Unlimited Designed by Templateism.com Copyright © 2014

Theme images by Bim. Powered by Blogger.